Cycling time trials

Avery Wilson competes in the junior category during the USA Cycling National Championships individual time trial at Lake Strom Thurmond, Thursday, June 23, 2011, near Clarks Hill, S.C.

Not too much to say about today other than I spent 5 hours on and off the Lake Strom Thurmond dam shooting pictures of hardcore road cyclists during individual time trials for the USA Cycling National Championships.  Then back to the office to edit photos for the newspaper, a photo gallery and a video.  One assignment = one full day.

The coolest part is the sound those carbon fibre wheels make when they pass by.  Whoosh whoosh whoosh.  It’s pretty nifty.  And I have a tan now too.

Tomorrow is the criterium.  If there’s a crash, I’ll post a blog don’t worry.



2 Responses to “Cycling time trials”

  1. June 23, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    Epicycle. Congrats on the tan as well. I am assuming it is a “farmer tan” – half arms, half legs…white everywhere else….These are the best tans. So when you show up at the beach and half your body is white as a ghost and the other tanned as a Brazilian super model, folks know you actually work for a living and don’t sit around a pool all day talking about WWE, your woman’s latest tattoo, and spitting chew into a Bud bottle.

  2. 2 alainehrhardt
    June 24, 2011 at 2:48 am

    Cool shot! Tour de France is next????

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